Rosie O'Donnell Says 'Teen Mom' Sends Positive Message to Girls
Last week, Kim Kardashian criticized 'Teen Mom' for glamorizing teen pregnancy, but now talk show host Rosie O'Donnell is defending the series by saying it sends a positive message to girls.
The mother of three tells Us Weekly that she watches 'Teen Mom 2' with her 13-year-old daughter, and finds that the series is honest about the struggle young moms face while trying to raise a baby.
"At the end of almost every episode the mothers say they wish they used protection or waited: 'My whole life is over' or 'I can't live the life of a teenager,'" she says. "I think it sends out a positive message."
But Rosie understands Kim's perspective, too. "I do feel sad that all these girls are getting pregnant in an effort to get on a TV show," she adds. "That's a little tragic."
As controversial as the show may be, it's drawing plenty of viewers. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the MTV reality series had 4 million viewers on Tuesday night, which is a 'Teen Mom 2' season high. The episode also became the the third most-watched telecast in the 'Teen Mom'/'16 and Pregnant' franchise.
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